We found 9 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 003 near Boston, MA.

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Dr. Peter Augustus Rapoza, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Peter Rapoza's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Rapoza has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), dry eyes, and cornea transplant (keratoplasty). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rapoza attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Rapoza include: Outstanding Faculty Contribution To Residency Education; Honor Award, American Academy Of Ophthalmology; and Joseph A Capps Award. His professional affiliations include Beverly Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Rapoza's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Dry Eyes, Cornea Transplant, Cataracts

Dr. Samir A Melki, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1101 Beacon Street; Suite 6w
Brookline, MA
 

Dr. Samir Melki is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Melki (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and French. In his practice, he is particularly interested in LASIK, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Melki is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and a graduate of Georgetown University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Melki accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Tufts Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Worthen Center Award; For Excellence In Eyecare; and Runner-up, ASCRS video festival, Refractive Complications, San Diego CA. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Botox Injection, Refractive Surgery, Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK, Cornea ... (Read more)

Dr. Nicoletta A Fynn Thompson, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Nicoletta Fynn-Thompson's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and intraocular lens (IOL) repositioning. Dr. Fynn-Thompson honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Fynn-Thompson is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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Dr. Bonnie An Henderson, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Bonnie Henderson's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Henderson's practice, she is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Henderson accepts. She is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Henderson attended medical school at Dartmouth Medical School. Her distinctions include: Boston Super Doctors and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society Thomsen-Montgomery Scholar.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Refractive Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1155 Centre Street
Jamaica Plain, MA
 

Dr. George Frangieh's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). After attending American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). These areas are among his clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Frangieh's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Resident Teaching Award at University of Southern California Department of Opthalmology. Dr. Frangieh (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. He is professionally affiliated with Norwood Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
20 Staniford Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Jack Greiner's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In Dr. Greiner's practice, Dr. Greiner is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Greiner's hospital/clinic affiliations include Winchester Hospital and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Dr. Greiner graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. For Dr. Greiner's residency, Dr. Greiner trained at Georgetown University Medical Center. Dr. Greiner is rated highly by Dr. Greiner's patients. Dr. Greiner honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Greiner's distinctions include: Awardee, Research Grant, National Eye Inst; American Academy Of Ophthalmology Achiev Awd Physician Of The Year, Am Assoc of Physican Specialists; and Boston Super Doctors. Dr. Greiner is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

Dr. Priyanka Sood, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1101 Beacon Street; Suite 6
Brookline, MA
 

Dr. Priyanka Sood works as an ophthalmologist. These areas are among Dr. Sood's clinical interests: juvederm, LASIK, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Sood's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. She is conversant in Spanish. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Botox Injection, Juvederm, Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy

Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Staniford Street; #600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Hu specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Boston, MA and Plymouth, MA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hu include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Tufts Health Plan, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
183 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Stephen Poor sees patients in Chelmsford, MA, Boston, MA, and Winthrop, MA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Poor include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. His education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at Boston Medical Center. He is conversant in French. Dr. Poor is professionally affiliated with Lowell General Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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What is Refractive Surgery?

Refractive errors are problems in the shape of the eye that prevent light from being focused as it should. Small changes to the shape of the cornea (the clear, dome-shaped layer covering the front of the eye) and length of the eyeball can make vision blurry. Refractive surgery is any surgery on the eye that corrects a refractive error, improving vision and reducing the need for glasses and contacts. The most well-known refractive surgery is LASIK surgery, but there are several kinds.

LASIK surgery uses lasers to reshape the cornea. It can be used to treat most cases of near-sightedness, far-sightedness, and astigmatism. An ophthalmologist cuts away a flap of tissue covering the cornea, then guides a laser to lower or raise the curve of the cornea or to smooth out the surface of one with irregularities. It only takes 10 - 15 minutes per eye, and it is permanent.

LASEK is a very similar procedure that involves a thinner ‘flap’ under which the ophthalmologist operates. It may take slightly longer to heal, but it is a better choice for people with thin corneas.

There are several other kinds of surgery that reshape the cornea, including photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), conductive keratoplasty (CK), and laser thermal keratoplasty (LTK). While these procedures are not always as effective at vision correction as LASIK, they are also not as invasive. Unlike LASIK, they do not involve cutting open the flap of corneal tissue at the beginning of the procedure. PRK trims only the top layer of the cornea, while CK and LTK use heat to create precise scarring that will reshape it. There also may be less risk of side effects.

For severe cases of myopia, or nearsightedness, a procedure called phakic intraocular lenses may be used. These are like an implantable contact lens that is permanently inserted into the eye, in front of the natural lens.

Although an optician can refer patients to a surgeon, refractive surgery can only be performed by an ophthalmologist. A complete eye exam and consultation should always be performed. While recovery may take a few days of discomfort and blurry vision, it can lead to a lifetime free of glasses and contacts.
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